I would need a german Version of the WBSI (White Bear Suppression Inventory by Wegner and Zanakos 1994)
Respected Here I found information of German Version of White Bear Suppression Inventory by Wegner and Zanakos 1994
Title of Article: Diﬀerentiating unwanted intrusive thoughts fromthought suppression: what does the White BearSuppression Inventory measure?
Author: Winfried Ho ¨ping*, Renate de Jong-Meyer
In this article they discuss in detail about scale and use german version.
The factor structure and correlational validity of a German version of the White Bear SuppressionInventory (Wegner, & Zanakos, 1994). Chronic thought suppression.
Journal of Personality
, 62, 615–640was analysed in a sample of 276 non-clinical participants. Using orthogonal rotation, a two factor solutionbest represented the underlying structure. One factor was interpreted as ‘‘Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts’’,the other as ‘‘Thought suppression’’. The full scale’s correlation with measures of depression, anxiety, andobsessive-compulsive behaviour was largely due to the Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts factor rather thanthe Thought Suppression factor. The Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts factor correlated negatively withavoidant coping. Neither factor correlated with self-disclosure. The theoretical meaning of separatingthought intrusions from thought suppression is discussed, leading to the recommendation of diﬀerentialassessment of these constructs.
Correspondence Details: Winfried Ho ¨ping, Corresponding author. Tel.: +49-251-8334108; fax: +49-251-8331331.
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